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Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top

By: Plazak, Dan
Price: $26.95

University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2006. With the title a quote from Mark Twain's definition of a mine, this book is subtitled: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining. This book has great examples of mining fraud in the U.S. between the Civil War and World War I. Hardback with dustjacket, 374 pages.